This is a slightly left-field option. Firstly, it’s less modern retro and more actual retro, having been first released before the turn of the millennium. But over the intervening 20-odd years it’s won the hearts and minds of an eclectic mix of riders who approve of its usability, affordability and versatility.
It is truly the consummate all-rounder. And that’s kind of why it’s included in this list. It doesn’t really stack up to the two Moto Morinis as standard, but alongside innumerable conversions to race bikes, the SV’s been turned into café racers and scramblers and flat trackers, and just about everything in between.
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It’s cheap, capable, absolutely great fun to ride and in plentiful supply; though you’ll increasingly have a bit of a battle on your hands to still find a tidy example that’s not been messed around with too much.